Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program: The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details).
Federal Grant Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005843
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 322400
CFDA Descriptions: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Current Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2016 See Program Area Priority for additi
Original Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2016 See Program Area Priority for additi
Posted Date: May 13, 2016
Creation Date: May 13, 2016
Archive Date: Oct 30, 2016
Total Program Funding: $130,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
See Part III, A., Eligible Applicants. Eligibility is linked to the project type. All project types are described beginning in Part II, C.
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